Avoid Letting Your ID Protection Guard Down

November 07, 2012

Upgrade ID ProtectionWinter and the holiday season are just around the corner, and with them come great fun with family and friends, joy and unfortunately, lots of additional chances for your identity to be stolen. From increased holiday reliance on credit card usage to increased holiday mail, there are many ways for thieves to get around your

ID protection if you aren’t careful. The Equifax Finance Blog wants to remind you that now is the time to brush up with the classic article, “

6 Ways To Prevent Identity Theft.”

When it comes to protecting your identity, remember that you don’t need to give your personal information to everyone who asks. Sources like websites, store clerks, loyalty programs and more may ask for your personal information when holiday shopping. While giving basic information away for a small discount may seem like a good idea, it is information that can be used against you by thieves if it is either given to the wrong person or if the database it enters into isn’t safe. Think twice before saving a few dollars here and there by signing up for something or giving out your personal information.

For more great ways to save money, avoid debt and protect your identity, check out the wealth of articles on the Equifax Finance Blog!

About The Author

Read All Stories By Mitch Levinson

Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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